ACN Malta congratulates Mgr Alfred Xuereb on his appointment as bishop and Nuncio to South Korea
The Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo have welcomed the appointment of Gozitan Mgr Alfred Xuereb as Apostolic Nuncio of Seoul for South Korea and his elevation to titular Archbishop of Amantea in Italy. Mgr was born in Victoria in October 1958. The episcopal ordination will be presided by Pope Francis at the Vatican on 19 March.
Monsignor Alfred Xuereb was the former second secretary of Benedict XVI and for some months also of Pope Francis. He is currently prelate general secretary of the Secretariat for the Economy led by Cardinal George Pell. He
Gozo Bishop Mario Grech congratulated Mgr Xuereb and wished him well in his important new post. Speaking about his new appointment
Mgr Xuereb said the Pope was being careful to build bridges, particularly in Asia and he was honoured to be appointed Apostolic Nuncio.